Europe Beyond Access

Supporting disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of contemporary dance & theatre

Across the performing arts and across Europe disabled artists are pushing the boundaries of form, and are presenting audiences, fellow artists and arts professionals with one of the creative opportunities of our time.

Europe Beyond Access will:

  • Support disabled artists to internationalise their artistic innovations and their careers.
  • Develop a network of leading mainstream organisations with a commitment to present and commission at the highest level.
  • Build European audiences interested in high-quality innovative work by Europe’s disabled artists.
  • Develop tools and understanding in the wider performing arts market.
  • Collaborate with many of the world’s leading arts networks to champion excellent artistic works, and to educate arts professionals.
  • Advocate for change in a cultural sector that systematically marginalises disabled artists and arts professionals.

An audio-flyer introducing the project (especially useful for visually impaired users) is available here.

Latest Updates




Oriente Occidente presents PRESENTI ACCESSIBILI

Date: April 27, 2022

Location: Italy

PAST 4 dancers are on an all-black stage. They wear loose-fitting sheer grey clothes. The 2 female dancers in front are side-on and crouched down, bending at the knee and upper bodies tilted forward. The front-most dancer holds 2 crutches behind her and rests her cheek on the dancer directly behind her, who holds her front arm at a right angle, as if ready to run. Behind them is another female dancer who is facing away so her back is visible. She holds her right arm straight out to her side, whilst her left arm is held out to the side and bent at the elbow. She is looking at her elbow. A male dancer faces her, and is about to hold onto her right wrist. He is looking at her face.

The Holland Dance Festival 2022

Date: February 2, 2022

Location: Netherlands

PAST Two female dancers balance against each others backs, one is a wheelchair user.

Time to Act: Final Report Launch

Date: December 3, 2021


PAST Image of Claire Cunningham's perfomance 'Thank You Very Much'

Claire Cunningham’s artist talk at Dansfunk 3.0

Date: November 16, 2021

Location: Sweden


‘Time to act’ report session at IETM Lyon 2021

Date: October 22, 2021

Location: France

PAST A female dancer with an amputated hand runs a dance workshop

Kate Marsh: artist in residence

Date: October 1, 2021

Location: Poland

PAST A white female performer with her face covered in white substance and lots of worm-like objects

WELT OHNE UNS at Kampnagel

Date: September 29, 2021

Location: Germany

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